Web Developer

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Created: March 26, 2012


Web Developer
University of Kansas Libraries


Position Overview

The University of Kansas Libraries in Lawrence, KS invites applications for a web developer. This position develops and integrates applications that improve the user experience in discovering, accessing, and using library resources and services across the entire KU Libraries environment. S/he assists in gathering requirements, writes code, maintains documentation, and supports applications use. The web developer explores and analyses emerging technologies to support the Libraries' expanding services in digital scholarship and scholarly communication.

The University of Kansas Libraries are dynamic partners and campus leaders in advancing inquiry and learning for KU, for the state of Kansas, and for an ever-expanding community of world scholars. The digital tools and services delivered through the University of Kansas Libraries provide foundational support for teaching, learning, and research at KU.  KU Libraries' online environment includes the integrated library system, (Voyager); web-scale resource discovery (Primo); the KU ScholarWorks institutional repository (DSpace); and digital library collections, finding aids, exhibits and publishing services built on a variety of platforms (Omeka, LUNA, OJS, XTF) and providing access to a variety of content in various formats. Anticipated future directions include an emphasis on digital preservation services.

Required Qualifications

1. At least 2 years experience working with standard web technologies that include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and XML to develop and integrate web applications.

2. At least 1 year experience in developing and maintaining data-driven applications using a programming language such PHP, Java, Python or Ruby and based on an database such as MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server.

3. At least 1 year of experience designing relational databases and using SQL. 

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) or Tomcat environment specifically working to design, develop, and integrate web-based academic library services.

2. Experience with object-oriented programming in a MVC web application framework (e.g, Zend, Symfony, Rails) and using a JavaScript library (e.g., jQuery, YUI)

3. Experiencing using and/or creating web service APIs

4. Experience with HTML5 and CSS3

5. Experience with team-based development using version control systems such as Git, Mercurial, Subversion, or CVS

6. Experience with a Content Management System such as Drupal, Joomla, or WordPress

7. Experience with search/library discovery (e.g., Solr, Lucene, Primo) and/or repository applications (e.g., DSpace, Fedora).

8. Experience with bibliographic data and integrated library systems

9. Formal coursework in, or experience with, user information-seeking behaviors in an academic environment.

10. Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library service 

Salary commensurate with skills and experience.  First application review 04/20/2012.  For full posting to apply see: http://jobs.ku.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=99822


Published: Monday, March 26, 2012 22:47 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:47 UTC